Definitions for flourflaʊər, ˈflaʊ ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
flourflaʊər, ˈflaʊ ər(n.)
the finely ground meal of grain, esp. wheat, separated by bolting.
a finely ground preparation of fish, bananas, dehydrated potatoes, etc.
a fine, soft powder.
(v.t.)to make (grain) into flour; grind and bolt.
to sprinkle or coat with flour.
(v.i.)to disintegrate into minute particles.
Origin of flour:
1200–50; ME; special use of flower
fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain
cover with flour
"flour fish or meat before frying it"
convert grain into flour
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
flour(noun)ʊər, ˈflaʊ ər
powder from grain used to make bread, cakes, etc.
whole wheat flour
Powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry.
Powder of other material, e.g., wood flour produced by sanding wood.
To apply flour to something; to cover with flour.
Origin: Spelled (until c.1830) and meaning "flower" in the sense of flour being the "finest part" of meal
the finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard
to grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat
to sprinkle with flour
Flour is a powder which is made by grinding cereal grains, or other seeds or roots. It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate supplies of flour a major economic and political issue at various times throughout history. Wheat flour is one of the most important foods in European, North American, Middle Eastern, Indian and North African cultures, and is the defining ingredient in most of their styles of breads and pastries. While wheat is the most common base for flour, maize flour has been important in Mesoamerican cuisine since ancient times, and remains a staple throughout the Americas. Rye flour is an important constituent of bread in much of central Europe, and rice can also be used in flour, though this is relatively uncommon.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Ground up seed of WHEAT.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'flour' in Nouns Frequency: #2916
Translations for flour
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
wheat, or other cereal, ground into a powder and used for cooking, baking etc.
- طَحين، دَقيقArabic
- farinhaPortuguese (BR)
- das MehlGerman
- hveiti; kornmjölIcelandic
- (일반적으로 곡물의) 가루Korean
- اوړه، پوډرPashto
- 麵粉Chinese (Trad.)
- آٹا، آرد، پسا ہوا غلّہUrdu
- bột mìVietnamese
- 面粉Chinese (Simp.)
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